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Stories from the Alumni: Joan Miranda

I was asked to write about our batch in high school and talk about what made us unique, but I won’t.

To be honest, aside from our names and faces, we are just the same as you are. We are made up of different kind of students, the nerds, the athletes, the popular ones, the shy ones, and even one who seemed like God had showered him with everything.

What we went through was basically just the same things you thought you could never survive, such as exams, extra-curricular, and many more — we did and so will you.

It sounds a bit cliché but high school had indeed been a roller coaster ride for me. I fell in love, got my heart broken, fought with friends, made up with them, failed a test, aced one, and so many more memories that made me felt that I was on top of the world and even on the edge of it.

For years, I’ve been wanting a reset, to undo the things I regret and make things right. It wasn’t until many years later that I realized that everything I am now is a product of those four years of my life, and I wouldn’t want to change a thing.

Enjoy high school, every single day of it. In college, everything will not be the same. If you go to a university, the only people you would probably talk to is your seat mate. You won’t get as much interaction with your teacher. When you graduate and start working ,you would find yourself alone and longing for social interaction, and that’s when you’ll find yourself wishing you kept in touch with your friends from high school, so it wouldn’t be awkward to just randomly ask one of them out for coffee.

I’ve lost contact with some of my closest friends and now, they are strangers to me. I no longer know anything about their life, except for what they post on Facebook. Part of the reason that we drifted apart was I fell too much in love with my high school sweetheart that anything that reminded me of him then hurt me so much, I got rid of every high school memory I had, even if that meant losing friends of mine. It seems a bit silly now but after all is said and done.

My advice to you is to keep the people with you closest to your heart. Move on from high school but not from your friends. Fall in love but keep yourself and your world intact.  Cherish every mistake and triumph, and share them with people you care about the most.

Soon it’ll be your turn to share some of your high school memories, and what you’ve learned, so go ahead and enjoy the ride. Let me know how things play out.

Joan Miranda

Joan Miranda
MSC High School class 2008
UPLB 2012 – BS Development Communication, Major in Broadcasting
Current Work: Project Communications Manager of Manila Water Company, Quezon City



Testimonials from High School Alumni

Where do our high school graduates go? Up the academic ladder in good schools (including University of the Philippines) and to IT jobs!

Money was a problem for us and studying in a private school was impossible unless I received a scholarship grant. I was so blessed that MSC High School offered me 100% Scholarship — including tuition fees, books, miscellaneous, and monthly allowances. For my four-years in high school, I enjoyed those privileges.

But MSC High School is not a spoon-feeding school. I enjoyed those privileges for four years because I had to meet high academic standards and maintain a range of grades. I made it because MSC High School provides Quality Education for its students. MSC education is one of the factors that enabled me to pass the prestigious UPCAT (UP College Admission Test) and enroll in the UPLB (University of the Philippines at Los Baños).
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Marline D. Brendia
MSC High School, 2003

In my four memorable years in high school, MSC molded me to become who I am now. Teachers inspired me not just to dream big but also to go farther to reach it. And now that I already got my diploma as a UPLB Graduate of Statistics, I know that I am capable of becoming a good mother and wife to my own family.

It will always be a pride being part of MSC’s growing Family!

Jackieline Reogo-Tangkeko

I am now working as a Junior Multimedia Engineer at Rendition Digital Inc. in Makati City. My work involves screen capture, text and graphic integration, image manipulation/ optimization, flash integration, modification of design layout to suit changes in the content, conceptualizing and executing designs, innovative user interface for web and other multimedia projects.

The things that I learned at MSC is my shining armor when I applied for a job in Makati. My Internet Technology course introduced me not only to the latest technology but also to a problem-based and team-centered study approach. I have also experienced how to handle problems in the field of Desktop Publishing and Web Designing that gave me confidence in my current work.

Junior Multimedia Engineer
Rendition Digital, Inc
MSC High School, 2004
Internet Technology , MSC Institute of Technology, 2006

MSC has helped me not only to become academically competent but also helped me become the confident person that I am today. Because of its various activities, during high school, I was trained to have courage to face an audience, which has been a great help since I am now majoring in Community Broadcasting.

Joan Miranda